January/February Vocational Examinations 2021
Following on from the latest announcement from the Department for Education stating that “schools and colleges can continue with the vocational and technical exams that are due to take place in January, where they judge it right to do so”. Yesterday evening, in response to pressure from schools, healthcare professionals, parents and students, the examination boards stated that schools also have the right to cancel these examinations and that students will suffer no detriment as a result. As a school we have taken the decision to cancel all vocational examinations scheduled in this series.
This is a decision that has not been taken lightly. We have taken into account all the guidance available including local transmission rates within the community.
We understand that this is extremely short notice but please be assured that we are acting on information as soon as we receive it. We will continue to respond to these updates we receive and keep our parents and students informed accordingly.
We appreciate the hard work and efforts of our students towards these examinations. It is extremely frustrating for all concerned but please feel assured that their efforts will be recognised.
Any scheduled revision sessions will no longer be taking place and students must not attend school at this time.
Mr A Whiteley